Sport: Top Man

Balding Sam Snead, 37, barely missed winning golf's biggest prize, the U.S. Open. But he won enough assorted other tournaments this year to be far & away the game's leading money winner, with $30,893. Last week, with the poise of a magician about to perform his tricks, Sam stepped to the first tee of the Pinehurst (N.C.) Country Club for one of the last big tournaments of golf's fiscal year: the North and South Open.

With most of the gallery tagging at his heels, he fired a par-smashing 68. That put him three strokes up on Gary Middlecoff, the dentist from Memphis...

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